Parkton Mews in Enniscorthy, which was on eof the estates inspected in 2014. Photograph: Housing Agency/Department of the Environment

Minister of State for Housing says total number of incomplete developments has been reduced from nearly 3,000 in 2010

Minister for Social Protection, Tánaiste Joan Burton. Staff at her department vigorously opposed the handing over of PPS numbers – particularly of children – to Irish Water. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Secretary general said utility company would ‘get nothing’ until it formally wrote to her

Tánaiste and Minister Joan Burton: publicly she and other ministers were insisting the PPS data would only be used by Irish Water to validate allowances but behind the scenes there was concern. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

Officials told utility that proposals to check child ages regularly would be ‘onerous and inefficient’

Irish Water appears to have shown no pro-active interest in contacting the department: it wasn’t until September 18th that John Tierney, chief executive of Irish Water, wrote to secretary general, Niamh O’Donoghue. Photograph: Eric Luke

Testy phone calls and emails illustrate underlying governance mess

Ombudsman Peter Tyndall urged Hiqa to bring complaints about nursing homes to the attention of his office. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Hiqa insists all relevant information about nursing homes is acted on ‘immediately’

Revenue chairwoman Josephine Feehily after giving evidence to the Committee of Public Accounts on Revenue’s Ansbacher inverstgations. Photograph: Alan Betson

McDonald says she is entitled to name in the Dáil former senior politicians accused by a whistleblower of tax evasion

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald defended her decision to name a number of individuals whose names appear in the whistleblower dossier handed to the Public Accounts Committee. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Mary Lou McDonald defends decision to name some individuals in ‘Ansbacher’ dossier under Dáil privilege

Siptu was alerted to the fact that some staff assaulted or injured at work in Tallaght hospital were being billed for the €100 emergency department charge. Photograph: David Sleator

Siptu contacts management after assaulted careworker was billed at Tallaght hospital

Ross Maguire, co-founder of New Beginning. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

New Beginning emailed information, including household details, to commercial partner in Malta

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